Accession Number : ADB090883

Title :   Analysis of Radiation Exposure for Naval Units of Operation CROSSROADS. Volume 3. (Appendix B) Support Ships.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INC MCLEAN VA

Personal Author(s) : Weitz,R. ; Thomas,C. ; Klemm,J. ; Stuart,J. ; Knowles,M.

Report Date : 03 MAR 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 452

Abstract : External radiation doses are reconstructed for crews of support and target ships of Joint Task Force One at Operation CROSSROADS, 1946. Volume I describes the reconstruction methodology, which consists of modeling the radiation environment, to include the radioactivity of lagoon water, target ships, and support ship contamination; retracing ship paths through this environment; and calculating the doses to shipboard personnel. The USS RECLAIMER, a support ship, is selected as a representative ship to demonstrate this methodology. Doses for all other ships are summarized. Volume II (Appendix A) details the results for target ship personnel. Volume III (Appendix B) details the results for support ship personnel. Calculated doses for more than 36,000 personnel aboard support ships while at Bikini range from zero to 1.7 rem. Of those approximately 34,000 are less than 0.5 rem. From the models provided, doses due to target ship reboarding and doses accrued after departure from Bikini can be calculated, based on the individual circumstances of exposure.

Descriptors :   *NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, RADIATION EFFECTS, SHIPS, NAVAL OPERATIONS, NAVAL VESSELS, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), CONTAMINATION

Subject Categories : Radiobiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE